A BROMSGROVE man has been banned from close contact with children for five years and told to keep his clothes on at home after being found guilty of indecent exposure.

Peter Mahrenholz, 67, of Green Park Road, pleaded not guilty to a charge of intentionally exposing his genitals, intending that someone would see them and be caused alarm or distress.

However, Kidderminster Magistrates Court found him guilty of the charge, contrary to section 66 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

Mahrenholz must participate in a rehabilitation programme and carry out 150 hours of community service work as well as being put on a sexual offenders’ register for five years.

He was handed a five-year restraining order preventing him from entering a neighbouring property to his house and not to contact, by any means, a female, who cannot be named.

In addition, Mahrenholz was made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order for five years.

The order states he must not have any unsupervised contact with any child under the age of 18, other than is unavoidable in lawful daily life or with the consent of the child's parent or guardian, who has knowledge of his convictions, and the parent or guardian has received written consent from children’s social services for the area.

In addition, Mahrenholz must not live and sleep in the same household as any child under the age of 18 unless with the written approval of children’s social services for the area.

Finally, he must not expose his genitals whilst in areas of his home address where it is possible for members of the public to see.

Mahrenholz was also ordered to pay compensation of £100, a surcharge to fund victim services of £95 and costs of £750 to the Crown Prosecution Service.